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Heart Yourself SkimmPicks

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Jan 29, 2020

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The Story

Chocolate melts and flowers die.


Just facts. So add some things to cart this month that will make you feel good long after you’ve finished your Russell Stover sampler. Here are our picks to help you celebrate you this V-day...the smart way.

For when you’re looking for a creative outlet…

Pretty puzzles

Now $48.Jiggy Puzzles

Why it’s smart: Not your grandmother’s puzzles. These let you recreate female artists’ work, one piece at a time. And putting one together can help you relax after a long day. So you’ll feel less...puzzled. Sorry, had to.

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For when winter can be a hard pill to swallow...

Delayed release vitamins

Now $28.Athena Club

Why it’s smart: These multivitamins come in delayed release capsules that makes them easier for your body to absorb. And they have the stuff you need (think: vitamins like B12 and magnesium) and not the stuff you don't (synthetic fillers). Open wide.

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For when you like to cross everything off your to-do list at once...

A hair removal kit

Now $24.Flamingo

Why it’s smart: It combines Flamingo’s best hair removal products. Aka razors, wax strips, foaming shave gel, and calming serum. So you have everything you need for smooth skin all in one purchase. Skin for the win.

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For when you’re looking to cut back on soda...

Kombucha Brewing Kit

Now $44.99.The Kombucha Shop

Why it’s smart: Kombucha is known to help with good digestion and contribute to gut health. And now you can make your own. This kit comes with cultures, equipment, and instructions. Oh, and the one gallon brew jar means you’ll have ‘buch by the bunch. Drink up.

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For when you have a lot of goals…

A place to write them down

Now $36.Free People

Why it’s smart: Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by a journal you meant to write in but never did. This one is different. It reminds you to set intentions and is so pretty that you won't want to put it down.

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For when you want to host a vegan dinner party...

A book that helps

Now $14.95.Amazon

Why it’s smart: So you’ve decided to go vegan. Now for the hard part: entertaining. This book can help. It’s full of recipes that even your non-vegan friends will love. Give peas a chance.

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For when you want to feel good about what you drink...

An apéritif

Now $70 (2 bottles).Haus

Why it’s smart: This farm-to-bottle drink has less alcohol than traditional liquors. And it’s made from seasonal ingredients, minus preservatives. Think: raw cane sugar, elderflower, and clove. Bonus: less alcohol = less hangovers. Cheers to that.

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For when the cold weather makes your skin feel dull...

An ice roller

Now $15.99.Amazon

Why it’s smart: This device cools and calms to help with migraines, soothe dry skin, and prevent wrinkles. Just pop it in the freezer, then roll it on whatever part of you needs some TLC. Plus it’s easy to quick freeze, so it works when you need it. At your service.

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For when your 2020 calendar is already full...

Try mindfulness

Now $24.75.Amazon

Why it’s smart: This book offers 5-10 minute practices you can do while hiding from your boss. Or the rest of the bridal party. Or even just your alarm clock. So you can relieve stress and be in the moment. Inhale...exhale.

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For when a rom-com and ice cream are in order…

Join the club

Now $65.Salt & Straw

Why it’s smart: It’s an ice cream club. As in…you’ll get ice cream delivered to your door. Every month. In flavors like Lemon Cheesecake Crumble and Toasted Oat Milk & Cookies. Jaw, meet floor.

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PPS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.

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